New study offers answers for why tropical birds are more colorful

New study offers answers for why tropical birds are more colorful

“The closer one gets to the tropics, the greater the variety of structures, graceful forms and color combinations.” Such were the words of German naturalist, geographer and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859), one of the founders of the school of biogeography. During his extensive travels in the Americas in the early 19th century, Humboldt noticed […]

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Rhythm

Rhythm

Lately I’ve been considering why it is I find birding so continuously fascinating, and even addicting. Of course there’s the beauty of the birds, the thrill of finding them (especially rarities), and the challenge of learning to identify them. I also have great interest in learning about their behavior–why they act the way they do. […]

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